Our Mission

To provide stewardship for Hendricks Park through education, restoration and community support.

The Friends of Hendricks Park help to protect and maintain Eugene’s oldest city park. Located on the ridgeline to the east of the University of Oregon, Hendricks Park was established in 1906. The 78-acre park, with its visible ridgeline, is part of Eugene’s identity.

The Friends of Hendricks Park help to protect and maintain Eugene’s oldest city park. Located on the ridgeline to the east of the University of Oregon, Hendricks Park was established in 1906. The 78-acre park, with its visible ridgeline, is part of Eugene’s identity.

The 78 acres of Hendricks Park contain the Rhododendron Garden (15 acres), the Native Plant Garden (5 acres) and the 58-acre forest. The accessible location of the park provides a popular area for runners, walkers, and others who simply want to stroll through the gardens.

Friends of Hendricks Park help to upgrade trails, pull invasive weeds in the forest and Rhododendron Garden, and provide educational tours throughout the park. In recent years, the Native Plant Garden has become a significant aspect of the park, with new plantings, species labeling and weekly volunteer efforts, all supported in part by the Friends.

 

Hendricks Park News

Hendricks Park News: February, 2024

Hendricks Park News: February, 2024

For several days in mid-January, 2024, Eugene was brought to a near stand still as freezing rain followed by freezing temperatures paralyzed the city and wreaked havoc on trees and power lines. Damage in Hendricks Park was limited primarily to the forested-areas of...

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What’s Bloomin’: December, 2023

What’s Bloomin’: December, 2023

Mahonia "Charity" Oregon grape is Mahonia acquifolia, which blooms in the spring and is native to Oregon. On the other hand, Mahonia charity is a winter-flowering plant, starting its show in late fall and lasting through February. Mahonia charity is a hybrid refined...

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Wildflower of the Month: November, 2023

Wildflower of the Month: November, 2023

Gaillardia Blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata) is an exceptionally long-blooming perennial. Gaillardia can be almost any shade of yellow, orange, red, purplish, brown, or white; they are often bicolored.  The example above was spotted in the Native Plant Garden of...

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